Apparently students at Magdalen College have voted to remove a portrait of the Queen from their College Middle Common room, it seems they think the image represents colonialism.
The President of Magdalen College Dinah Rose said that the students were not representative of the college but supported their right to free speech and political debate.
It seems the photo was purchased in 2013 and one assumes has been in place since that date only recently has it been removed and will be safely stored.
Ms Rose continued, “Being a student is about more than studying. It’s about exploring and debating ideas. It’s sometimes about provoking the older generation.
“Looks like that isn’t so hard to do these days.”
It is always easy to provoke the older generation but these students should not forget that it is only a matter of time before they are the older generation for we all become our mothers or fathers eventually and then they will become the group who are clamouring for the reinstatement of the Queen’s photograph.
I have always thought that the modern idea of everyone going to University unlike the old days where only the top 2% of the most intelligent went would lead to a dumbing down of the system and sadly I think this story proves my case.